Walk: Kincorth Hill - Granite City back garden
Kincorth Hill forms the highest point on a broad ridge, rubbing up against Aberdeen's southern suburbs above the River Dee. The summit's hardly more than an insignificant swelling amongst scrubby gorse and broom, but offers decent views over the whole city and green contrast to its grey architecture. There's a dense network of paths from various access points, and the photos on this page were taken all over the hill, but the route outlined below makes a logical circuit with space to park at the start.
|[Looking upstream along the River Dee]|
Name: Walk: Kincorth Hill - Granite City back garden ★★☆☆☆
Length: 2 km / 1 mile
Ascent: 50 metres
Main summits: Kincorth Hill (105 metres)
Start / finish: Car park on Nigg Way at junction with Abbotswell Crescent, Nigg, Aberdeen, G.R.: NJ 945031 / game delay month
Route: Car park - Kincorth Hill by direct path - path junction at NJ 937024 - north then north-east to start. Reserve map showing main paths here.
Terrain: Good, clear paths.
Wildlife today: Not much.
Weather today: Hazy sunshine with a moderate breeze.
|[View towards Aberdeen city centre]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track